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'''Pierre Teilhard de Chardin''' Society of Jesus|SJ ( (); 1 May 1881 – 10 April 1955) was a French idealism|French idealist philosopher and Society of Jesus|Jesuit Catholic priesthood|priest who trained as a Paleontology|paleontologist and Geology|geologist and took part in the discovery of Peking Man. He conceived the vitalism|vitalist idea of the Omega Point (a maximum level of complexity and consciousness towards which he believed the universe was evolving) and developed Vladimir Vernadsky's concept of noosphere. Although many of Teilhard's writings were Index Librorum Prohibitorum|censored by the Catholic Church during his lifetime because of his views on Original sin#Roman Catholicism|original sin, Teilhard has been posthumously praised by Pope Benedict XVI and other eminent Catholic figures, and his theological teachings were cited by Pope Francis in the 2015...
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